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Old 04-14-2005, 06:30 AM   #1
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Please help me understand this

Hi all, I was hoping someone here might be able to help me understand this xray report. I went to the doctor for a pinched nerve and was asked if I'd been in an accident. An ACCIDENT! of course not I said, why? They said I had some problems that would probably require surgery one day and that I shouldn't play any sports and should be careful. Naturally I freaked but with all my question and all their answers, I still am dumb founded. Here are my results:

reversal of the normal lordosis w/slight kyphotic angulation in the upper cervical spine.

anterior subluxation of C2 on C3 of about 3 mm.

loss of height of C5 and C6 vertebral bodies, on a chronic basis, w/significant spondylosis between C3 and C7 w/some compromise of the neural foramen.

Flexion and extension lateral views show possibly 1 mm. of instability, but no more.

Does this look bad and will it worsen over time? I have some back pain and neck pain at times but nothing aspirin doesn't take care of... at this point anyway.

Thank you for any help in understanding this. Jackie

 
Old 04-14-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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Re: Please help me understand this

Will it worsen? That's a good possibility, unfortunately. Be very careful not to play sports; you could seriously damage your neck as it is fragile. It doesn't seem to have reached a point where surgery is necessary but precautions are.
Good luck.

Carol
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